Visit of the Gorges du Verdon

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The Gorges du Verdon, an exceptional site

These are narrow gorges with a depth of up to 700 m and a width of 6 to 100 meters at the level of the Verdon River. The highlight is of course the lake of Sainte-Croix, an artificial lake created in 1973 following the construction of the Sainte-Croix dam.

You will also discover remarkable points such as “Le Styx” du Verdon (named after the river Styx in Greek mythology) which is a kind of mini canyon within the canyon, or “L’Imbut” which is a narrow passage through which the Verdon disappears underground, under an enormous rocky chaos.

The whole of the Gorges du Verdon is a unique and preserved natural space only 50 minutes from the campsite where you can practice many activities such as:

  • Canyoning
  • Rafting
  • Pedal boats
  • Swimming
  • bungee jumping
  • Base Jump
  • Paragliding
  • fly fishing

We strongly advise you, especially in high season, to book your activities in advance in order to avoid the frustration of being told that everything is already full.

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Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Esparron-de-Verdon

During your visit, stop at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, classified one of the most beautiful village of France and located next to the Lake of Sainte-Croix. Nestled against a rocky escarpment, this village is often compared to a crib with its star suspended in the void hanging on a chain since the thirteenth century and stretched between two rocky peaks.

Fallen at least 11 times over the centuries, the star was always replaced by its inhabitants. Moustier-Sainte-Marie is also its famous earthenware displayed in many stores of the village, the opportunity to bring back a typical and expensive souvenir or to visit its earthenware museum founded in 1930.

40 km from the campsite, and still in the Gorges, discover also Esparron-de-Verdon and its lake of the same name, crossed by the GR4 hiking trail and set in 2015 of the TV series “Les Mystères du Lac”. Stroll through the narrow streets of the village, enjoy its 13th century castle and its picturesque old houses. Rent an electric boat and enter the Gorges d’Esparron, also magnificent and especially less frequented (reservation strongly recommended in high season).

The following activities are presented by our partner locale Verdon Voyages. You can also contact them at 04 92 71 01 33.

Activities in the Gorges du Verdon

Discover the Gorges du Verdon near the campsite

The Gorges du Verdon are only 90 km away from the Provencal campsite.

For your vacations at the best price in Provence, rent one of our accommodations at camping la Rivière. Our mobile homes and pitches will offer you the necessary comfort and privacy. In family or with friends, you will spend a pleasant stay in our campsite.

The services offered by the campsite will provide you with maximum comfort. While the animations and activities will make the happiness of the youngest and the oldest. Thanks to our outdoor swimming pool, you will be able to relax while your children will have fun in the paddling pool.

For a vacation rich in emotions and on a small budget, take advantage of our best rates by choosing the rental of one of our accommodations at the campsite.

Other points of interest near the Gorges du Verdon